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Victory! Government announces life-extension of Pickering, explores refurbishment.

Report

SAVE PICKERING

HOW ONTARIO CAN SAVE ITS CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE BY REFURBISHING PICKERING NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION

July 2022

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Ontario faces an energy crossroad. Its world-class low-carbon grid is unprepared for the loss of 3,100 megawatts of clean, reliable power from the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, yet the station is scheduled to close in 2025. Extending the life of the station would secure years of carbon-free electricity and thousands of high-quality jobs in STEM, manufacturing, business, and skilled trades.

 

Save Pickering makes the case for extending the operating life of Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, centered on its crucial importance to:

  1. Energy security and electrification

  2. Economics and industry

  3. Environment and climate change

 

We urge the Government of Ontario to direct OPG to extend the operating life of Pickering Nuclear Generating Station beyond the planned closure date of 2025, and to re-examine the feasibility of the station's refurbishment.

The Government of Ontario must act now to secure Pickering's continued operation or else forfeit its climate leadership and strategic positioning as an economic and technological powerhouse for the world’s electrified, low-carbon future.

Each dot represents one of the 7,500 full-time equivalent jobs lost if Pickering Nuclear Generating Station closes in 2025.

Letter to Policymakers

Read a brief selection of key points.

Press release

Read our statement on the govt. announcement to extend the life of Pickering

Figures

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